Child Labour

PhotographerYeow Kwang Yeo
PrizeHonorable Mention
CompanyNot Applicable
City/CountrySingapore, Singapore
Photo Date22 April 2012
Technical Info1/200sec f7.1 ISO800, 24mm
Entry Description

Child labour is very common in Bangladesh. Due to the proper understanding of the important and necessity of education in life, many parents have let their child to get engaged in earning at their early age. According to a report by UNICEF, 12.8% of the total children of age 4-15 are engaged in child labour. Many factory owners, like the Aluminum factories I have visited recently, often prefer to employ children because they are cheaper and considered to be more compliant and obedient than adults.

About Photographer

Born in Singapore (1956), he has a particular passion for travel and people photography. In the early day he experimented with traditional black and white printing. His current photographic activity involves mainly digital editing and assigned documentary photographic projects. He has rendered enormous services at the Photo-Art Association of Singapore and local photographic clubs.